2019 Feeding Seminar

November 14-15, 2019 / Chemeketa Eola Center / Salem, OR

This Seminar is designed to support education-based feeding teams. It will address questions of safe feeding and provide feeding supports in educational settings. New teams, new team members and program administrators are welcome to attend.


The seminar is also open to Parents, Students, Speech-Language Pathologists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Educators and Assistants, Pediatricians and Assistants, Nurses, Dietitians, and appropriate others.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 Featuring

Keynote Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L

The Journey to Eating Enjoyment


Additional Sessions:

1) Feeding and Families: Communicating with Parents

2) Swallowing and Safety in School: A Conversation about Mealtimes


Click here for Karen Dilfer's information

Erin Cochran & Darren Janzen - OHSU

Supporting Children with Sensory and Behavioral Feeding Challenges


Click here for Erin Cochran's information

Click here for Darren Janzen's information

Friday, November 15, 2019 Featuring

Keynote Emily Homer

Going Where Life Takes You: Swallowing and Feeding in the Schools


Additional Sessions:

1) Key Elements to Establishing and Implementing a Swallowing and Feeding Team in Your District

2) Swallowing and Feeding in the Schools: Let's Get It Done! Therapeutic Intervention Solutions to Barriers


Click here for Emily Homer's information

Kristin Mangan & Sarah Sahl - OHSU

Conference Registration Fees

Online Registration closes on Friday, November 8, 2019.


  • $255 for both days EARLY BIRD Registration only by October 11, 2019
  • $275 for both days after October 11, 2019
  • $135 for parents of children with disabilities or students attending college full time.
  • $185 for Douglas ESD employees


Includes buffet lunch both days. One-day registration is not available.

Note: There is no refund on cancellations after November 1, 2019.

Marsha Dunn Klein November 12-13, 2020 Save the Date!

Location and Lodging

Conference Location:
Chemeketa Eola Center - Click Here
215 Doaks Ferry Road NW
Salem, Oregon 97304

Lodging:

The Grand Hotel Salem - Click Here
201 Liberty Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97301

$149 Deluxe King Room
$159 Deluxe Double Queen

Please call 1-877-540-7800 to reserve a room. Mention Feeding Conference to receive the conference rate. Please book your rooms by October 28, 2019 to receive conference rates. Lodging includes complimentary continental, hot breakfast.